Memoirs of Mr. Iran Torabi about the Establishment of Constructive Jihad

By the order of the Imam [Khomeini], Constructive Jihad [organization] was established to develop the country and provide facilities for deprived areas. Academic Jihad and a medical committee were also formed in the universities. I became acquainted with the constructive Jihad during the associations meetings through Dr. Eliassy and Dr. Hassani and joined the medical Jihad team, which was formed under the leadership of Dr. Eliassy. The Jihad provided us with medicine and a car.

A Review of the Book "Dancing on One Foot"

Memoirs of Ismail Yektai

It was our turn and we went to the plane with pride. When I stepped on the first stair, I remembered Gholamreza; my body became weak and I could not move. It was as if my feet were stuck to the ground. I felt cold sweat settle on my forehead. Gholamrezas face came to my eyes while he was laughing. I remembered his jokes, the laughter that was on his lips in the most difficult conditions, even in the last moment of life.

Summoned to SAVAK

My campaign against the program of praying for the Shah led to a letter reaching the school one day. In that letter, I had been asked to introduce myself to the office of the security organization - located on Helal-e Ahmar Street in Shahr-e Rey -at 9 oclock tomorrow morning. As soon as I saw the letter, anxiety overwhelmed my whole being. If I go there, because I have a bad conduct, they will check and find ...

Significance and Function of Oral History in Documenting Organizational Knowledge and History – 3

I listened to the words and experiences about the oil history and have worked in this regard. It should be said that the organizational history in Iran is not very young but it is juvenile. Some managers do this to make history, and some do so with the concern of recording organizational experiences or knowledge management. For example, in petrochemical sector, it happened that we see the organizational experience and memories of managers simultaneously.

One Womans War

Da (Mother) I

The Memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni

One Womans War: Da (Mother) the Memoirs of Seyyedeh Zahra Hoseyni is many things. Part autobiography, part oral history of the Iran-Iraq War (1980– 88), the work is the story of Zahra Hoseyni, a female descendant of the Prophet Mohammad (thereby termed a Seyyedeh), whose Kurdish family found refuge in Iran after being expelled from their native Iraq. There are three parts to the book. The first speaks of the authors early life ...

The Narrator of Collective Memoirs and Away from Useless Political Tensions

Seyyed Mahmoud Doaei, a calm and humble figure in the field of media, passed away at the age of 81 after several decades of cultural and political activity. From a young age and studying in the seminary of Qom, he joined the clergy movement and from the middle of the 1340s, by migrating to the city of Najaf, he became one of Imam Khomeinis close associates. In Iran, he collaborated with some secret publications, ...

A Review of the Book "I Am Coming"

Memoirs of Seyedeh Zahra Hamidi, wife of Martyred General Seyyed Mansour Nabavi (Deputy of Planning and Operations of Karbala 25 Special Division). The blue background [of the book cover] with the calmness it produces determines the outer surface of the book cover. On the cover, with an unobtrusive picture of the martyr, and on the back of the cover, with sentences from the text, it brightens the heart and eyes of the audience ...

Methods of Torture in Prison

The reason for my arrest was opposing against the 2500-year celebrations about which I talked in my tribunes and speeches. My other crime was the circulation of the Imams Resalah (treatise) which was distributed in Tehran (Javadieh, Naziabad, Rahahan). The sources for providing the treatise were misters Mohammad Montazeri, Doaee and Rahimian. On the issue of the 2500-year celebrations, I had contacts with Ayatollah Seyed Sadegh Rouhani who was a defender of the Imam.

A Cut from Daily Notes of Ashraf al-Sadat Sistani

Friday, 6th of Khordad 1363 (May 27, 1984)

I have a brother who lives in Austria. He originally resides in Austria and his family is also there. He came to Iran last summer. His way of thinking is different from mine. He told me, "I will send a letter of invitation. Send your children one by one to me and deliver doctors and engineers." I thanked him and said, " I do not change the logo on the chest of "Mahdi" with any title.

Book review: “Line of Blacksmiths”

Autobiographical memoirs of a young man from Dezful during the imposed war The "Line of Blacksmiths" uses a beautiful front cover which enjoys elegance and taste in its design; as the selected text on the back cover is proof of the authenticity and belief that shows the Iranian combatant proud and the real winner of the imposed war: "I went to get my gun. They were looking at me. Their crying and begging increased.

Excerpts from Memoirs of Abdullah Salehi

On the 28th of September 1980, in the back alleys of the Taleghani [Khorramshahr] neighborhood, we clashed with Iraqi artillery. Speed of action was important. If we reacted late, the rackets would hit us. Sometimes I lurked behind the alleys so that I could surprise the Iraqis. In one of these ambushes, I turned off the car so that they would not hear his voice. I was waiting for the head of the truck to be found across the street.

A Review of the Book "Ismail Nazr-Aftab"

Memoirs of a captive named Ismail Karimian Shaddel
When our gaze passes through the cheerful and smiling face of Ishmael among the white bouquet on a light blue background and stops on the back cover of the book, we empathize with him through these few sentences of the narrator in his journey: "I knew from the way the tires were moving that the car was moving on the asphalt road. I lost consciousness again. I woke up to vague sounds like the voices of women and children.
The Fourth Online Meeting of Iranian Oral History

Iranian Oral History beyond Borders – 4

Dr. Abolfazl Hasanabadi, Dr. Morteza Rasouli Pour, and Dr. Abolhasani participated in the fourth meeting out of the series of meetings on oral history in Iran held online on Saturday 11th of Dey 1400 (January 1, 2022) hosted by Mrs. Mosafa. In the meeting set up in the History Hallway of the Clubhouse, they talked about “Iranian Oral History beyond Borders”. In continuation of the meeting, the host asked Dr. Hasanabadi to sum up the discussion.